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ESA and Orbit Fab test and use green propellant

Paris, 26 February 2021. – Greener space: The European Space Agency (ESA) tests a ‘green’ satellite thruster as an alternative to today’s hydrazine-based engines, the agency said. Hydrazine is the most common propellant employed by thrusters aboard satellites today and is typically used to manoeuvre satellites into their final geostationary …

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Register Today For Our Space Cafe “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #03” On 11 March 2021

Join SpaceWatch.Global for an interesting and informative new format: Space Café “Black Ops by Ralph Thiele #03” On 11 March 2021 at 5:00 pm CET. Colonel (Ret`d) Ralph Thiele, Chairman of the Berlin-based Political-Military Society, President of EuroDéfense-Germany, and Managing Director of StratByrd Consulting, Germany will discuss with his guest in …

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Space Café WebTalk Recap: Nikolai Khlystov on Multi-stakeholder collaboration

In this week’s Space Cafè WebTalk, Nikolai Khlystov, Lead, Shaping the Future of Mobility and Space at World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland talked about ways and initiatives that support sustainable peace in space. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot live in a cradle forever” Space is becoming critical for …

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NATO installs space excellence centre in Toulouse

Paris, 25 February 2021. – NATO has selected Toulouse for its new centre of excellence dedicated to space, the French government said. The centre will be “at the heart of Europe’s largest space ecosystem”, surrounded by the French Space Command and Space Academy, the Space Lab, leading international space industries, …

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Northrop Grumman orders two more Cygnus from Thales

Paris, 23 February 2021. – Two more: Northrop Grumman has ordered two more Cygnus cargo modules from Thales Alenia Space, the joint venture between Thales and Leonardo said in Turin yesterday. Thales will deliver pressurized cargo modules for the 18th and 19th Cygnus cargo mission, the company said, a contract …

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Québec to invest $300m in Telesat’s Lightspeed

Paris, 22 February 2021. – Québec invests $317 million in Telesat’s new LEO constellation Lightspeed, the satellite operator announced. The Government of Québec invests $158 million in preferred equity and grant a loan of the amount, Telesat said. “This collaboration comes on the heels of Telesat’s selection of Thales Alenia …

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EOS to launch LEO system for digital precision agriculture

Paris, 22 February 2021. – The satellite imagery analytics provider EOS plans to launch seven optical satellites into LEO by 2024, the Californian company said. By launching its own satellite imaging constellation, the company aims to establish a full satellite data production vertical – from direct imagery collection to processing, analysis …

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: China’s Space Dream

by Jose Salgado China strived to maintain positive economic growth despite the global pandemic. According to the IMF, China’s GDP growth rate was 1.9% in 2020, making it the only country among major economies to have growth above zero in that year. Now Beijing is ready for the “space dream”, …

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Raytheon to contest Lockheed Martin’s takeover of Aerojet

Luxembourg, 19 February 2021. – Raytheon plans to contest Lockheed Martin’s $ 4.4 billion takeover of Aerojet Rocketdyne, the rocket engine manufacturer, Bloomberg reported. “They are a huge supplier to us, and if that merger actually happens, you don’t have an independent supplier on the solid-rocket-motor side. And also, I …

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NASA lands Perseverance rover robot on the Red Planet

Luxembourg, 19 February 2021. – They did it! The “largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world”, Perseverance, touched down on Mars yesterday, after a 203-day journey traversing nearly half a billion kilometers, NASA said. The successful touchdown was confirmed by the mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in …

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